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West Vancouver Community Centre Renovation

West Vancouver Community Centre Renovation

This popular community centre renovation involved the conversion of existing office space to a multi-purpose room and offices. The project was undertaken by the client due to a massive demand for community centre programs.  The new space uses include fitness classes, dance, art, children’s programming and events. In the new office area is space for work stations,..
UBC Student Union Building – DIALOG / B+H

UBC Student Union Building – DIALOG / B+H

Recently opened at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, the new Student Union Building, or Nest, as it is now known, is a joint venture in architecture between DIALOG and B+H architects with Joost Bakker as the principal-in-charge for DIALOG. Andrew Larigakis was project architect and began on the project at its earliest conception while at DIALOG and..
Vancouver Heritage House Tour – The Queen Charlotte

Vancouver Heritage House Tour – The Queen Charlotte

The Vancouver Heritage Foundations has selected Kate Swatek’s suite, including the renovation by Larigakis Architecture, within the historic Queen Charlotte Apartments in Vancouver’s West End, as a highlight of the 2015 Heritage House Tours. Built in 1927, the building has been exceptionally well maintained and retains many original features. The rooms in Kate’s apartment are generous and well-proportioned..
Climate Change and the Architect-Citizen

Climate Change and the Architect-Citizen

  Architecture, Pipelines and Climate Change How should I, as an architect-citizen, be responding to the Climate Crisis? I have a young daughter and there are lots of people whose future I care about. It is nearing twenty years since the Kyoto accord was signed in 1997 recognizing the need to act on Climate Change and setting out some modest goals...
Heritage Renovation

Heritage Renovation

This heritage renovation project for a professor of Chinese Literature included the creation of a new kitchen and associated space within the historic Queen Charlotte Apartments, a listed heritage building in the West End of Vancouver. The design respects the existing building while incorporating a contemporary kitchen and space for the client’s collection of ceramics and art...
The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing,  Vancouver, BC

The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Vancouver, BC

University Services Building, The University of British Columbia The client, UBC Risk Management Services, recognizes that the health and well-being of employees is a worthwhile investment that pays significant dividends in terms of staff satisfaction, retention, productivity and the reduction of absenteeism. This project on the Vancouver campus is a 4,000 square foot tenant improvement..
Passive House training

Passive House training

In October of 2014 Andrew Larigakis completed intensive training in Passive House design with the Canadian Passive House Institute. Passive House design principles apply to all types of building and are characterized by the following: high levels of insulation, no air leakage, no thermal bridges, high quality triple-glazed windows, proper orientation and heat recovery ventilation. Passive..
Daniel Evan White Architect – Museum of Vancouver exhibition opens

Daniel Evan White Architect – Museum of Vancouver exhibition opens

The exhibition of amazing work by architect Dan White opened October 16th, 2013 and will run until March 23rd, 2014 at the Museum of Vancouver. http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/exhibitions/exhibit/play-house-architecture-daniel-evan-white This exhibit is a first opportunity for most to see the work of this brilliant but media-shy Vancouver architect. For more information, see my earlier blog, visit the museum..